Mike and I decided to commit to a baby name. We really enjoy how his sister Krista lets the family know the name beforehand, so you can refer to him/her by name in utero. It's bonding.
When we first found out I was pregnant and we were still in the freaking out phase, I briefly stopped my freaking out to say, "Hey, wouldn't Alex be a cool name?" Amazingly, Mike didn't say, "I hate that name," as he is wont to do with all other name suggestions. We also both have a penchant for long Greek names, some of our favorites being Diomedes, Persephone, Ariadne, etc. But not being willing to saddle our child with a crippling name, we decided on the lovely and still long and Greek name of:
Alexandra Noel Van Schooneveld
Noel isn't Greek, but it is my middle name, and I've always loved it. Mike is partial to me, so he's OK with passing on my name.
In other news, here is my 21-week preggo photo, taken with my 19-week pregnant friend Sarah. When she got pregnant the first time, I wished that I could be pregnant with her, and now I get to the second time around!
Update: As I sat here, Mike just felt the baby kick for the first time. His eyes bugged out of his head and his voice got really high, like it does when he's incredulous. Very cute. By far my favorite part of pregnancy is watching my husband's reactions.